NICK FAYE 5–5:30PM and 7 – 7:30PM
BEARS IN HAZENMORE 5:45PM – 6:45PM
Bears in Hazenmore are an ambient alternative rock group based out of Regina, Treaty 4, Saskatchewan. Since their formation in 2014, the band has become known for creating atmospheric soundscapes and their ability to draw audiences in with intimate lyrics and enticing builds. Operating as a five-piece ensemble that includes extensive use of reverb-saturated guitars, dynamic percussion, and ethereal brass and woodwind textures, they draw strong influences from and comparisons to groups such as City and Colour, Aidan Knight, and Bon Iver.
The five members—Brady Frank (lead vocals/guitar/keys), Dana Rempel (bass/sax), Darnell Stewart (guitar), Tanner Wilhelm Hale (drums/vocals), and Dalton Lam (trumpet)—all have their roots in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where they met through different musical endeavours. The group released their debut Bears in Hazenmore EP to great review in March 2014 from many blogs and local music commentators shortly after launching the project. Tracks from the self-titled EP have gained national recognition through CBC Music contests Rock Your Campus (2014 National Top 10) and Searchlight (2015 Provincial Top 10).
The band released their second EP Airwaves in August 2015 and have toured Canada extensively since then. Bears in Hazenmore are currently working on their first full-length album set for release in Spring 2018.
“Epic. That’s the first word that comes to mind when listening to this amazing builder of a song (These Northern Mountains) by this indie-folk-soundscape band from Regina. Check ’em out if you like Bon Iver, City in Colour or Great Lake Swimmers” – Grant Lawrence (CBC Music).
“…their three-song self-titled EP released last month, that features some expansive arrangements, lush, orchestral strokes embellished by brass and woodwinds, and a passion that’s palpable with each bar.” — Quick Before it Melts (Online Music Blog)
MEGAN NASH 7:45 – 9PM
In a Canadian music scene that continues to sprawl out like the prairies she calls home, Megan Nash’s indie folk sound consistently stands out from the crowd. Whether it be for her powerful, one-of-a-kind voice, her deeply personal and insightful songs, or her unapologetically open and honest personality, she makes an impression upon everyone who hears her. From town to town across Canada and beyond, Nash, who calls the rural Saskatchewan area of Treaty 4 home, has been steadily connecting with listeners of all ages for the past four years. She is the kind of performer who commands your attention, haunting your soul and gently searing a stamp on your heart.
Megan Nash was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Songwriter of the Year for her song ‘Deer Head’. Nash has performed at Merlefest in North Carolina, the Regina Folk Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival, Halifax’s In The Dead of Winter Festival, Bengough’s Gateway Festival, Lethbridge’s Love and Records and Moose Jaw’s Festival of Words. She has been a two time nominee for the Prairie Dog’s Best Solo Act and was named Moose Jaw’s Best Celebrity in 2014 and Best Local Artist in 2015 and 2016 by the Moose Jaw Times Herald readers.